Florida education news: Funding, testing, bad checks and more
FUNDING: Rising public school enrollment factors into Florida's shrinking budget surplus, the Associated Press reports.
LOOKING AROUND: Monroe superintendent Mark Porter makes the short list in two Florida superintendent searches, the Keynoter reports. * The Alachua School Board prepares to launch a superintendent search, the Gainesville Sun reports.
INTERVENTION: The Duval School Board looks to a mediator to improve board member interactions, the Florida Times-Union reports.
BAD CHECKS: The firm hired to collect parent debts for Palm Beach schools has been bouncing checks to the school district, the Palm Beach Post reports.
PAYBACK: The Okaloosa principal who lost her election bid to replace incumbent superintendent Mary Beth Jackson finds herself transferred out of her job, the Northwest Florida Daily News reports.
CHARTER SCHOOLS: Two Duval charter schools are seeking new life after a year of troubles with their management company, the Florida Times-Union reports.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE: Six Flagler students are suspended after making an email bomb threat to their high school, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reports.
SCHOOL MAINTENANCE: The Broward School Board approves nearly $500 million in repair and maintenance projects, the Sun-Sentinel reports.